Damian Lahey Shares Insights on the Indie Filmmaking Landscape
If you’re a filmmaker, you’re either creating content or over in the corner crying.
How To Make a Short Film Without Going (Totally) Crazy
Just because a film is short doesn’t mean that it’s easy or cheap to produce. Like any film, it’s a complex, potentially stressful, and complicated undertaking.
Creating Micro-Content for the Win
Friends and people who believe in you are worth 10x more than funding—and they'll make the journey a lot more fun.
In Their Own Words - Women Finding Their Place as Directors
In a world where female directors are scarce, this sisterhood and creative collective provides more momentum for all of them to make it to the mountain top. And to do it together.
Standing in a Room Naked: Being a Screenwriter Without Representation
My answer is a frustrating one, but it is an answer. You must give yourself agency over your work and your career. You must reach out to what’s in your means and take action: make things.
The Making of a Micro-Budget Road Movie - Part 3
I didn't want to say it. As I scrambled through my phone looking for photos of Canoe #1 on the roof of the Kia—Did we really not take a photo?
The Chronicle of Cactus Jack: Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution
As “working screenwriters” who’d already at that point grown terminally ill of the bureaucracy surrounding film productions and the industry in general, we vowed to make this maverick film completely outside of the traditional channels and system.
The iPhone Movie Myth
If the film industry was a meritocracy based solely on effort, or finding a way to make something great with limited budgets, Hollywood would look very, very different. But it doesn’t.
Peter Malone Elliott and Alexander Sharp of "Wired Shut"
Wired Shut writer/producer, Peter Malone Elliott, and director, Alexander Sharp, discuss the behind-the-scenes details of taking their feature film, from idea to completion.
The Chronicle of 'Cactus Jack': Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution
We were in a position that many of our screenwriter friends were envious of … but we were miserable.
Script to Screen: How I Taught Myself to Direct
But to actually direct—something scripted no less—felt like a sham. People went to school for that. Or they had climbed the proverbial ladder to earn it.
The Making of 'The MisEducation of Bindu, Part 2 - Rewrite Hell
Rewrite hell, I’ve come to understand, isn’t what someone does to you, but what you do to yourself as a writer.
Supplemental Content Ideas So Marketing Your Film is Less Boring
As indie creators, we have neither the past notoriety, the platform, or the money to rely on classic marketing styles, so we have to get more creative.
The Making of a Micro-Budget Road Movie - Part 2
If you’re going to make this into a short, why not just write 85 more pages and make it a micro-budget feature?
You're Never Ready to Make a Movie, So Make One
Learning to trust and welcome other people's help is just another thing you'll pick up as you all struggle forward together ... You’ll all be afraid together, and you’ll all improve together along the journey.